Packers WR Jennings: Last Lambeau Field Hurrah?
Legendary senior writer, Packers lead blogger & NFC North columnist jclombardi talks about WR Jennings and his future.
After the 2012 season, Packers all-pro wide receiver Greg Jennings is a free agent. Also, in the coming NFL seasons, the Packers have tough choices to make about their extensions among great players. Meanwhile, while WR Jennings recovered from a groin injury, wide receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones became the "go to guys" starters in the offense. Finally, Jennings knew this season may be his last year with the Packers with no current contract extension talks with management.
In a recent interview with Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel of the NFL Network, Jennings said that he expected to be playing elsewhere in the 2013 season saying, saying "he is leaning to ‘no’ side of it. That is my educated guess.”
In the local Packers news, Jennings commented about the fact that he and fading veteran WR Driver discussed the possibiility that they may be playing their final game (Sunday) at Lambeau Field against Titans:
It’s a real possibility that could be the case. Absolutely. Whenever that last game is, I’m definitely going to take my time walking around the stadium and giving high fives to fans just in case, because I don’t know. But right now our focus is Tennessee and just getting a win.
In talking about WR Jones and WR Cobb, Jennings had high praise calling WR Cobb to be his "little brother." He added that WR Jones is the godfather of his middle daughter. Concerning no extension talks between the Packers and him, Greg Jennings concluded:
It’s not disappointing. It’s not hard. Sometimes when you’ve done something for a long time. It’s like being married. Sometimes you have to look back and some things have to happen for you to appreciate one another even more. It doesn’t have to be drastic. I’m not saying I have to leave and then they appreciate me but I don’t know. You just appreciate things more, sometimes even when they’re gone you tend to appreciate it a lot more. But again, I don’t know. I can’t control it. They have more control than I do.